Controlling mold and mildew in your home

Below is a Lowe’s video regarding mold and mildew in your home. Toxic mold thrives in humid environments, making bathrooms, basements and kitchens common areas for mold to accumulate. Lowe’s has many anti-microbial products on the market available for mold removal. Another common solution recommended is bleach and water.

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Spring cleaning and toxic mold

Spring cleaners should be aware of toxic mold. It is commonly found in warm, dark places such as basements and crawl spaces, and often indicated by a musty odor. Bathrooms and closets with inadequate ventilation can also lead to mold growth. Homeowners can take samples with q-tips to have mold tested.

Musty smell in basement usually means mold growth

Here’s a question/answer post regarding the musty smell in basements. The smell is usually worse in the spring and summer, because in the winter, most molds go dormant. Besides the smell being unpleasant, mold and mildew can cause health problems, especially for those allergic to the spores.

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What to do in case of a flood

The following is a very informative article on what to do in case of a flood? Included are very good flood-related tips with the exception of cleaning mold with bleach. Bleach and mold make a toxic combination. While bleach may appear to temporarily remove mold from the surface, it does not remove allergens or other […]